General Information

Capital : Kuala Lumpur

Major Cities : Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Ipoh

Official Language : Malay

Time Zone : GMT+8
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Currency : Malaysian Ringgit (RM / MYR)
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Population : 27,730,000 (2008)
Median Age : 24.9 years
Growth Rate : 1.723% (2009)
Net migration rate : N.A /1000 population
Life expectancy at birth : 73.29 years

GDP per capita : $14071 (2008)

Ethnic groups : Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8% (2004 est.)

Religions : Muslim 60.4%, Buddhist 19.2%, Christian 9.1%, Hindu 6.3%, Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions 2.6%, other or unknown 1.5%, none 0.8% (2000 census)

Languages : Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai

GDP : $186.5 billion (2007 est)
Export partners : US 15.6%, Singapore 14.6%, Japan 9.1%, China 8.8%, Thailand 5%, Hong Kong 4.6% (2006)
Import partners : Japan 13%, China 12.9%, Singapore 11.5%, US 10.8%, Taiwan 5.7%, Thailand 5.3%, South Korea 4.9%, Germany 4.6%, Indonesia 4.2% (2006)

Source: Wikipedia and CIA World Factbook

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